Amulya Tatachar, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy
Education & Experience:
I received a BA in Political Science and Asian Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and a PharmD from University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City. I completed PGY-1 residency in pharmacy practice and a PGY-2 specialty residency in ambulatory care at Parkland Health and Hospital System. I joined the faculty of UNT System College of Pharmacy in August 2014.
Teaching Areas & Interests:
My teaching experience includes didactic lectures, small and large-group facilitations, experiential teaching, healthcare professional education, and patient counseling. I currently serve as a pharmacy preceptor for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. My teaching interests include chronic disease management, specifically cardiology and endocrinology, and interprofessionalism.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I am an active member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Co-Chair of the Mentorship Committee at the Dallas-Fort Worth ACCP chapter, and faculty advisor for the student chapter of ACCP. I also serve as a mentor for pharmacy students through the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) and ACCP. I received the M.E.T. Outstanding Junior Faculty Achievement Award presented by UNT System College of Pharmacy in 2017.
As an ambulatory care specialist, I have considerable experience in the provision of comprehensive health care services. My scholarly and clinical interests include health literacy, interdisciplinary collaboration, health disparities, and chronic disease management, particularly diabetes, lipid disorders, and cardiology. The research performed during both years of residency focused on drug-drug interactions and the efficacy of pharmacotherapy in an ambulatory setting. In the future, I intend to focus on educational research in addition to clinical research to advance knowledge on learning processes and develop effective teaching tools and methods. Areas of interest include motivation, active learning techniques, and deeper learning.
Bullock K, Gibson CM, Howard M, Lui J, Tatachar A, Yuet C. Clearing Up the Mud: Use of the Muddiest Point Technique as an Exam Review. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2018. Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2018.06.014
Tatachar A, Kominski C. Assessing a Traditional Case-Based Application Exercise and a Student Question Creation Exercise on Student Performance and Perceptions. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2017; 9(4):689-697.
Tatachar A, Li F, Gibson CM, Kominski C. Pharmacy Students’ Perception of Learning and Satisfaction with Active Learning Exercises. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2016; 8(4):577-583.
Tatachar A, Pio M, Yeung D, Chow D, Boatright S, Quinones M, Mathew A, Hulstein J, Adams-Huet B, Ahmad Z. Over-the-counter fish oil use in a county hospital: Medication use evaluation and efficacy analysis. J Clin Lipidol 2015;9(3):326-33.
A.Tatachar, S. Ray, CM. Gibson. Miscellaneous Hormones. In: Side Effect Drug Annuals. Volume 40. Elsevier Press. Epub ahead of print.
CM. Gibson, A. Tatachar. Sex Hormones and Related Compounds, Including Hormonal Contraceptives. In: Side Effect Drug Annuals. Volume 40. Elsevier Press. Epub ahead of print.